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POPULAR CARLISLE BUSINESS FINALISTS IN FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARDS!

K&S McKenzie is a family businesses of over 50 years with two premises in the city. They started off this year with a bang having been shortlisted as finalists in the 2021 Family Business of the Year Awards.    The awards are run by Family Business United, an organisation which prides itself on supporting and […]

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Are you ready to start your fostering adventure in 2021?

In its latest recruitment campaign Cumbria County Council is urging people who are ‘looking for a fresh start’ in 2021, who want to make a real difference to the lives of local children, to consider fostering. As we embark on a new year many of us may be rethinking our lives and looking for a […]

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Your kindness can kill….DONT FEED THE ANIMALS!

Last night I saw a post on social-media which was shocking to say the least, it was from a lady who’s pony had needlessly died due to someone feeding it. Pictured was her Pony which had passed, on the floor with the following words: “When I share posts because someone has lost their horse due […]

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Lakes, Fells, Beaches and Hot Tubs

Coney Garth cottages in Beckermet are perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the lakes, fells and coast of the Western Lake District… before rounding off the day soaking in a private hot tub.   Geoff and Julie Nugent have built a tremendous reputation with their well-appointed, stylish self-catering accommodation, alongside a warm welcome complete with home-made scones.     “The […]

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Greystoke – A kings mistress and much more.

Four miles west of Penrith lies the village of Greystoke, basking in its romantic glow. It offers some unusual attractions, a potter and racing stables and of course a village pub, The Boot and Shoe,  which dates back all the way to 1511. An informative board describing the history of Greystoke can be found on […]

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Photographer In Focus – Jen Spiers

  Our photographer in focus is Jen Spiers who moved to Cockermouth from Essex five years ago. She works for the NHS as a radiographer but would love to take early retirement to concentrate on family life and her hobbies. Jen bought her first DSLR on a friend’s advice before a dream walking holiday on […]

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Our Lakes: Rydal Water.

Our Lakes series pays a visit to pint- sized Rydal Water which was often an inspiration for one of our country’s greatest poets. It might be less than a mile long but small is no less beautiful when it comes to this little gem. Rydal Water is both fed and drained by the River Rothay […]

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200 Years of Community, Law and Service.

  When Robert Law established a modest Carlisle based legal practice in 1805 he was setting in motion the beginnings of one of the region’s longest standing businesses. Fast forward to 2020 and Bendles Solicitors has offices across Cumbria, employs over 60 members of staff and boasts an impressive history of not only assisting the […]

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Explore Further, Discover More

With over 130 miles to explore, The Lakes 100 takes you on a circular journey packed with over 50 points of interest to visit along the way. West Cumbrian brothers, Aaron and Peter Lewthwaite, devised the concept and created the accompanying map full of interesting facts, historic places, hints of folklore and much more: “This […]

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No Heavy Lifting!

  Misty’s Mini Guides are handy for people with dogs (or those who don’t) who want to avoid stiles and scrambles on their Lakeland hikes. Author, Sharon Leedell, put her lockdown time to good use and produced three books over the year: “I wrote them after struggling to find suitable walks with my 5 year […]

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